Plant Propagation Workshop at Sarah's Garden on July 29

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On Saturday, July 29 from 9 A.M. to Noon, the University of Illinois McLean County Master Gardeners will be conducting a Plant Propagation Workshop at the award winning and city treasure, Sarah's Garden at the David Davis Mansion. Many of the plants propagated will be of heirloom origin and a plant that Sarah Davis grew over 100 years ago.

Sarah's Garden is an original, restored 144-year old treasure at the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site in Bloomington, Illinois. The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners of McLean County partners with the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the David Davis Mansion Foundation Board to restore, care, provide educational programming, host tours and outreach from Sarah's Garden

This collaboration resulted in Master Gardener development of ever-expanding educational efforts for youth and the public while restoring this unique historic quarter-acre flower garden as a living museum with seven plants original to its 1872 creation and 70 more documented heirlooms. Are you a gardener interested in learning how to create more plants? This hands-on workshop is for you!

Master Gardeners would like to create a unique experience for attendees while giving new plants to grow in their own garden. Be part of this rich history and join the McLean Master Gardeners as they tour the past through horticulture. University of Illinois Horticulture Educator, Kelly Allsup says, "learning propagation from the Master Gardeners will be a technique you will use for all of your future gardening endevorurs and it is fun to do."

All attendees will

· Expand your collection of roses through cuttings and layering

· Create more perennials using provenpropagationtechniques

· Learn to harvest and save seed to grow new perennials and annuals

· Enjoy an exclusive tour of thehistoricSarah's Garden

· Take home heirloom plants,seedsand bulbs!

Your neighbors will be impressed with your new knowledge of propagation and admire your new heirloom rose in the landscape.

The cost is $10 per person. Register online at or call (309) 663-8306.